England winger Dom Young is being chased by five clubs as his stock continues to rise following his heroics on debut for his country in the Rugby League World Cup.
The Newcastle Knights flyer scored two tries in England’s 60-6 demolition of Samoa in the World Cup’s opening game, including one fantastic individual score.
Young debuted as a 17-year-old for Huddersfield, but he left the Giants at the end of 2020 to pursue a three-year deal with the Knights after limited opportunities with the Super League side.
Since arriving down under, Young has been a revelation, scoring 18 tries in 26 NRL games, form which now sees him as one of England’s starting wingers.
The 21-year-old is yet to be offered an extension beyond the end of the 2023 season by Newcastle, alerting a number of club.
It’s reported by the Daily Telegraph that four of the five interested parties are Sydney-based teams, with the other side yet to be identified.
Though it’s believed the Knights are eager to keep Young beyond his current deal, he will become one of the most sought-after players in just two weeks time.
From November 1, NRL clubs are able to table offers to players off-contract at the end of the 2023 season in what is know as the NRL’s ‘open market’.
This means that Young will be subject to high interest when he returns from the Rugby League World Cup, which runs until the end of November.
Face-to-face contract talks are expected with Young upon his return down under, but where his future lies beyond the 2023 season remains to be seen.
It has been an incredible rise for Wakefield-born Young who was, at the time, a ‘shot in the dark’ signing, as he arrived in the NRL and at the Knights as an unknown quantity only two seasons ago.